Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

The Sound of Jazz

Kent Nagano, conductor
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Event opening with the participation of Aboriginal musicians, drums, and symbolic exchanges (approx. 4 min.)
Barber, Adagio for strings (approx. 8 min.)
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra (approx. 16 min.)
Shostakovich, The Golden Age, op. 22 (excerpts) (approx. 15 min.)

Barber’s Adagio for strings and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue are among the most popular works in the American classical music repertoire. Quebec pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin is back with the OSM to perform the latter powerful, jazz-and-pop-inspired work. Composed during the same period, Shostakovich’s ballet The Golden Age tells the story of a Soviet sports team as it embarks on its first tour to the West. Culture Shock!

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:00pm

For tickets and information: www.placedesarts.com  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112

Classical Spree

Classical Spree

The OSM’s Classical Spree is a major celebration of classical music presented by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in partnership with Place des Arts. In August of each summer, internationally established masters team up with next-generation artists to interpret the works of composers from yesterday and today.

The festival’s formula aims to be family-friendly and accessible: some thirty concerts and shows, each lasting 45 minutes, are presented at reasonable prices in various halls at Place des Arts, including the Maison symphonique. Plenty of free events are also offered in the public spaces of Place des Arts. Classical Spree was first held in 2012, and more than 200 musicians take part in the event every year. vireeclassique.osm.ca